4th of July Cake

by Sarah Scott
(Bishop, GA)

Patriotic Luau

Patriotic Luau

Patriotic Luau
All 50 stars
The entire cake
Close up of the surf boards waves and a palm tree

This 4th of July cake was for a very special person. My husband is currently deployed,and missed Father's day, and the 4th of July, when he came home for 2 weeks ago on leave we had a little luau and a special patriotic cake that combined the days that he missed!


Th cake is 3 tiers of pineapple cake with pineapple buttercream covered in marshmallow fondant. It was my 4 year old son's idea to make the fondant waves around the bottom tier, and helped make some of the decorations.

I added a lot of things that reminded me of Hawaii, hibiscus flowers, surf boards, pineapples, and of course a coconut tree complete with coconuts (thanks to my helper)! Then to top it all off we added a fondant American flag to the mix...and yup all 50 stars!!

Wow Sarah what a great patriotic cake. You must be very proud of your husband. That is so sweet that your 4 year old son helped you to decorate this very special cake for daddy. And the pineapple flavor sounds amazing. Great story and great photos of a fantastic entry. Thank you.

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Jul 24, 2011
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truly amazing
by: Ashley

This cake is so creative!! I absolutely love it!!! Perfect for the occasion!! You did an AMAZING job!!

Jul 24, 2011
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Patriotic luau
by: Dana

Sarah Scott's cake is beautiful! Great way to honor her husband! I love this cake!

Jul 24, 2011
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Absolutely Gorgeous!
by: Kristen B.

Sarah is a FABULOUS designer and this cake is absolutely gorgeous. Her cakes are far beyond expectation and by all means this cake is a great tribute to her country, her husband and her talents. GO SARAH!!!! XOXO Kristen

Jul 25, 2011
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Love
by: Anonymous

I Love Sarahs Cake! I love the story behind it, I love that its patriotic...I LOVE LOVE the work and detail that went into that pineapple. What a great job Sarah!! And, thank you to your husband for his service to Our Country, and your families sacrifice for it as well!

Jul 25, 2011
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Beautiful
by: Janelle

The cake really has a lot of aloha put into it! Very beautiful and colorful. Great job Sarah (and Peyton)!

Jul 25, 2011
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Love pineapple
by: Anonymous

You have to love the amount of work and love that went into this cake!

Jul 26, 2011
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Patriotic Cake is AWESOME
by: Michelle

I cannot believe this! It looks great!! I would be scared to death to eat it because it is so pretty! I like the waves at the bottom, that is a cute touch! Great job!!!

Jul 26, 2011
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Super Cute
by: Anonymous

This cake is awesome for sure!

Jul 26, 2011
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Creative!
by: Anonymous

What a great idea! I love how you intertwined these two holidays - everything looks so great together and the colors are very festive :) Amazing work!

Jul 26, 2011
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beautiful
by: Sara S.

This cake is beautiful and completely made from the heart. It shows the love from her roots, Hawaii.......it shows the love and support for her husband and the support of our country......and the decorations are inspired with the help of her son. Such a beautiful cake!

Jul 28, 2011
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Love This Cake
by: Anonymous

Oh how we love this cake! Wish you were back home making cakes!!

Jul 28, 2011
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Gorgeous!!!
by: Danielle Cheek

Sarah's cake is beautiful, inspired and although I did not get to eat this one, I have enjoyed some of her other fine creations. I can promise you that they taste as delightful as they look!!!

Jul 29, 2011
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beautiful and delicious
by: Anonymous

Sarah worked a very long time to create the cake that was used to celebrate our countries independence day as well as her husband's homecoming. Great talent and such an eye for detail she has. And the cake was just as delicious as it was beautifully decorated.

Jul 30, 2011
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4th of July cake!!! :)
by: Natasha

Beautiful cake!!!! Can't wait to see more!

Jul 30, 2011
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Phenomenal!
by: Anonymous

This cake tasted every bit as good as it looked. Sarah truly delivered on this cake. The pineapple topper was simply a hint of what was waiting inside. Simply delicious. Moreover, the time, energy, and most of all, the love that went into this cake show in every detail. This cake has an amazing story and was made by and amazing lady.

Jul 30, 2011
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Great Cake
by: Rob Bolton

Awesome cake Sarah! I cannot believe how good you have gotten in such a short time.

Jul 30, 2011
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Amazing
by: Anonymous

Great Great GREAT !!!! The details in the Stars and Stripes looked amazing, the Pineapple the Waves, the entire theme reminded me of where you are, where you are from and where you are going. Great Job !!

Jul 31, 2011
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flowers
by: Anonymous

Love the flowers! great job!

Jul 31, 2011
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Love it
by: Anonymous

Love it!

Jul 31, 2011
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story
by: Anonymous

love the detail. and the story behind it all.

Jul 31, 2011
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precious
by: Jr

the fact it was decorated for one of the men and women we have sent over seas makes it so special that the son helped with it. can make a precious, priceless moment in anyone's house.

Jul 31, 2011
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amazing
by: poythress

this is truly an amazing way to celebrate the 4th of July. And an even greater way to celebrate a homecoming! the details on the pineapples down to the waves nothing left undone. Great Job

Jul 31, 2011
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patriotic
by: Thomas P. jr

very PATRIOTIC. All items on cake are very detailed. The decorations look almost real.

Jul 31, 2011
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cake boss
by: Nicole B.

Did the cake boss do this? The detail makes it look like it was done in a high dollar bakery. Job done well.

Jul 31, 2011
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4th of July cake
by: Anonymous

This cake was beautiful and tasted out of this world. Sarah is so talented.

Jul 31, 2011
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Amazing!
by: Carol Townsend Scott

Beautiful cake! Great attention to details! Love the story behind it! You are very talented!

Jul 31, 2011
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Beautiful!
by: valentine

Such a beautiful cake.

Jul 31, 2011
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very creative!
by: Anonymous

I love how she incorporated various things from her life in the cake! Big thumbs up!

Aug 01, 2011
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Amazing!
by: Anonymous

Awesome incorporation of so many things!

Aug 01, 2011
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Job well done
by: Anonymous

love the idea behind the patriotic part for the homecoming of one of our men that have been deployed. such a beautifully designed cake. Job well done.

Aug 04, 2011
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great
by: Gab

Great cake Sarah!

Aug 04, 2011
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love this :)
by: Anonymous

love this cake sarah :) very nice!

Aug 04, 2011
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Nice
by: maha

really nice cake sarah!

Aug 04, 2011
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greatjob
by: mom

Great Job! Now to make one again when you come visit!

Aug 05, 2011
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insperational
by: Anna Brooke

this cake is such an inspiration to our county and what a great cake for one of our service men to return home to. Great story to go with it. Heart warming to think of a child helping.

Aug 05, 2011
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Aloha!!
by: Anonymous

This cake really speaks to the true spirit of "Aloha". What a beautiful representation of the Hawaiian spirit with the amount of aloha that when into making this cake. Very touching story, too!

Aug 05, 2011
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beautiful
by: Anonymous

Beautiful work! Love the entire idea even the thought of flavors.beautiful beautiful beautiful!

Aug 05, 2011
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Yum!
by: Anonymous

Nice! Looks yummy, beautiful work.

Aug 05, 2011
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I love it!
by: Anonymous

This is a beautiful cake and what a great idea! I really like the luau theme mix. Everything was a great touch. What a great way to celebrate your husband's visit.

Aug 05, 2011
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Wow!!
by: Anonymous

Amazing cake.. Impressive detail + creative theme = truly one of a kind..

Aug 05, 2011
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Great Cake
by: Shari Manis

Wow what a beautiful cake and what detail. You did a great job.

Aug 05, 2011
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Awesome!
by: Maggie

What a great idea and a beautiful job on the cake! Your hubby is definitely deserving! Bet it tasted as delicious as it looks.

Aug 06, 2011
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4th of July cake
by: Sharon

Love this cake ! you are an amazing artist!

Aug 06, 2011
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Good job
by: Anonymous

Great job sarah

Aug 06, 2011
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Represent!
by: Anonymous

beautiful creation, Sarah! you represent hawai'i, our soldiers, and awesome mothers with crazy mad baking skills!

Aug 06, 2011
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Fantastic!
by: Anonymous

Sarah: What a great way to show love and pride for our great country. Great cake!

Aug 06, 2011
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<3<3
by: Anonymous

we <3 this cake!

Aug 06, 2011
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<3<3
by: Anonymous

we <3 this cake!

Aug 07, 2011
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Perfect
by: Anonymous

This cake is perfect! every detail in the cake and the story is wonderful!

Aug 07, 2011
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Beautiful!
by: Laura

This cake is awesome. My family and I lived in Hawaii for 7 years with the military and I am retired from the Air Force. My husband is still serving. This cake would be perfect for us - we love Hawaii and are very proud to serve! Great job!

Aug 07, 2011
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creativity
by: Anonymous

love the creativity of combining the hawaiian theme with the July 4th independance. Such a sweet story to go with it.

Aug 07, 2011
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Home
by: Dad

Just like home!

Aug 08, 2011
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Perfect Combination
by: Admirer

Blended the themes and ideas perfectly. Well done.

Aug 08, 2011
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Very Pretty
by: Kazuma

Your husband told me about this cake when he returned from leave. Very nice cake.

Aug 08, 2011
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proud
by: chele

So proud and happy for you! Great job!

Aug 08, 2011
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love it
by: Anonymous

Great Job! Keep it up! So sweet of your little boy!

Aug 08, 2011
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great!
by: Sis

Yum yum yum!!! And it was just that!

Aug 08, 2011
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shucks
by: Anonymous

Aww too bad we missed out on this cake! It looks delish!

Aug 08, 2011
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Cute!
by: Me

Cute cake! Good luck from your friends at Kalli Cakes. ;0)

Aug 08, 2011
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Awesome Cake
by: debbie at edible art custom cakes & chocolates

This cake is awesome.

Aug 09, 2011
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pretty
by: Anonymous

Very pretty cake! Good Luck!

Aug 09, 2011
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4th of July Cake
by: Chelsea's Cakes and Confections

LOVE IT!!! Good Luck Sarah!

Aug 09, 2011
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Good luck
by: Elise's Sweet Creations

Beautiful!!!!!

Aug 09, 2011
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cake
by: Anonymous

Amazing work!

Aug 09, 2011
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Great ...looks fantastic
by: Anonymous

Fabulous use of so many important things

Aug 09, 2011
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Great Cake
by: Ortiz

Great concept ... great execution. Good luck!!

Aug 09, 2011
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Yes..
by: Big Bro

You nailed it... touching, striking, and so unique.

Aug 09, 2011
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Co-worker
by: Eduardo

Your husband is a co-worker. I wish you the best of luck.

Aug 09, 2011
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Perfect
by: Fawzi Kahmees

Very nice. I hope you win!!

Aug 09, 2011
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so....
by: Anonymous

Soooooo pretty that is! Good luck!

Aug 09, 2011
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cool
by: J

very cool cake!

Aug 09, 2011
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great
by: Aunty

Great job Sarah...where did you learn to make all of these in such a short time!

Aug 09, 2011
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Keep It Up
by: Ariel

This cake looks great. Keep it up.

Aug 09, 2011
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Canada
by: Mike VH

Hello from Canada. Nice cake and great story!!

Aug 09, 2011
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I Want Pineapple!
by: Crosby

I've never had pineapple cake but it sounds amazing. All 50 stars??? Well done.

Aug 09, 2011
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Yummy
by: Barbara M.

My husband and I were stationed at Pearl Harbor for over 3 years and fell in love with the islands. Your husband told me all about the luau even before he went on leave. When he returned he showed me these pictures and I as amazed. Such a remarkable cake. I want a piece :-)

Aug 09, 2011
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Best Wishes
by: Herwin

I heard about your cake and wanted to wish you the best.

Aug 09, 2011
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Sweet
by: Ivan

Literally, it looks very sweet! I'll bet it was just as sweet at is looks and if it tasted even nearly as good as it looks I'm sure it was a big hit at your special party.

Aug 09, 2011
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USA, USA, USA
by: Anne

Great theme and loved the story. I wish you the very, very best of luck with your contest and the deployment.

Aug 10, 2011
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kids
by: ss

Kids add the greatest ideas sometimes! Great job!

Aug 10, 2011
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Beautiful
by: Anonymous

Beautiful! It looked delicious.

Aug 10, 2011
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Happy 4th
by: Buton

This looks like a great way to celebrate America's independence. Great cake!

Aug 10, 2011
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Nice Homecoming
by: Jim

I've heard all about this cake! I only wish I could have eaten a piece!! Good luck in the contest.

Aug 10, 2011
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Mail Order??
by: Dan B.

I want one ... do you take mail orders?:) Good luck, Aloha Cakes and Cupcakes!!!!!!

Aug 10, 2011
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nice work
by: Lewis

saw the cake and wanted to cast a vote. as a 20+ year Army officer i recognize the commitment and sacrifice of not only service members, but also their families. thank you for what you do for your husband and our country.

Aug 10, 2011
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Ooh Rah
by: Dave

As one of only two Marines deployed with your husband, I wanted to throw my support behind this awesome cake. The only problem is, after looking at the page I really want a piece of this cake ...

Aug 10, 2011
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Here's my vote!
by: Judy

This is a beautiful cake and one with a story to it that makes it all that much more special. This is the best, in my book!!

Aug 10, 2011
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You get my vote
by: Judy

What a beautiful and perfect cake! And the story to go along with it shows what a beautiful heart you have for your husband and family.

Aug 10, 2011
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aww
by: Anonymous

Too cute about your boy helping out!! Good luck!

Aug 10, 2011
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fun
by: Anonymous

love the coconut idea!!

Aug 10, 2011
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Great job
by: AnonymousGina

Beautiful!!! Great job! Love that you made it piña flavored :)

Aug 11, 2011
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Good luck
by: Anonymous

Good luck to you and with all of your cake making!

Aug 11, 2011
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good luck with the contest!
by: Anonymous

Awesome cake and great detail! love the story!

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